AEMA Annual Meeting

Join us for AEMA’s 129th Annual Meeting: Mining Meets the Moment – Which is Now

December 3-8 @ Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada

AEMA’s Annual Meeting is the second largest and longest running annual mining convention in the U.S. The AEMA Annual Meeting hosts a strong technical program; prominent, informative speakers; timely and relevant short courses; and important networking and social opportunities with industry professionals. In addition to over 100 speakers, AEMA’s Annual Meeting also hosts over 250 exhibitors and an extensive core shack.

Exhibitor Info

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Key Contacts

Booth/Exhibitor Questions – Mike Heywood (

Chair/Speaker & General Convention Questions – Pat Heywood (

Sponsorship Questions – Deanna Stroh (

Hotel Info

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Short Courses

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Keynote Speaker Info

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Technical Sessions

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Press Info

We offer one free press pass per media group. Contact Kenna O’Neill ( with questions.

Future Dates & Locations

2024 | December 2 – 6
Location to be determined

2025 | December 1 – 5
Location to be determined

2023 Program Chairs!

2023 Program Chair

Chris Guedes
Itafos Conda LLC, Permitting Manager

Chris Guedes began NEPA permitting full-time in 2013. Prior to working in the NEPA field, Chris worked as a civil engineer as well as in the medical private practice industry in management and consulting. Chris holds a BA in Business Management, an MBA, and a BS in Civil Engineering.

2023 Program Co-Chair

Lindsey Schults
MRC Recruiting, CEO

Lindsey is the CEO of MRC Recruiting a 40-year-old company with a central focus on cultivating strong relationships with outstanding mining talent. She lives in Colorado and has 18 years of experience in recruitment, organizational assessment, team building and compensation alignment for the mining industry. Lindsey leads an MRC team helping both clients and candidates find win-win recruiting scenarios, promote diverse and inclusive teams and advocate for the mining industry.

She is an active member in Women in Mining, AEMA, SME and a number of other mining-related associations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from Arizona State University, and a certification in Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion for Organizational Excellence, through the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

2023 AEMA President

Mike Satre
Hecla Mining Company